Deep dark purple-red in the glass with a purple rim. Bright and solid looking. Immediately on decanting, big bold sweet cassis nose, almost like fresh blackcurrant jam. Medium to full bodied, tannins still a bit grainy. On the palate there is big black fruit, black olive, liquorice, smoke, ending in a peppery whack. It finishes long, mostly fruit with a savoury smoky note around the fruit. Not overpowering at all for 14.5%.